Tuesday, December 6, 2022

UFC Auckland Highlights: Marcos Rogerio de Lima Face Plants Ben Sosoli

Ben Sosoli vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima didn’t last long. 

The two fighters met in a heavyweight bout at the UFC Auckland event from the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday night (February 22, 2020) that aired on ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+. The fight ended at 1:28 in the first round with Lima face planting Ben with a right hook.

Peep the highlights of the fight courtesy of the UFC’s official Twitter account:

Rogerio de Lima entered this fight by going 2-3 in his previous five bouts. In his latest bout, he dropped a submission loss to Stefan Struve at the UFC on ESPN+ 3 from the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

Sosoli earned a UFC contract after ripping off four straight wins. In his previous fights, it ended in a no contest against Dustin Joynson in August 2019 due to an eye poke then his fight against Greg Hardy in October 2019 was overturned by the MSAC due to Hardy using his inhaler in between rounds. 

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